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MV Whitethorn 8/81leg5

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Whitethorn (74WT)
Cruise identifier8/81leg5
Cruise period1981-05-28 — 1981-06-10
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesGeology. Legs 1-6, 12-14. Principal scientists were: Chesher, Owens, Evans and Fyfe. CSU = CSU II Edinburgh

Leg 5:
The purpose of this cruise was to complete the sampling programme of the Bosies Bank Sheet. The equipment used consisted of shipek grab, 4" gravity corer, and vibrocorer.
Chief scientistJohn A Chesher (Institute of Geological Sciences, Edinburgh)
Cruise reportMV Whitethorn 8/81leg5 cruise report whitethorn08_81leg5.pdf — access key 'C' (1.53 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBosies Bank Sheet
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 135
Description: Shipek Grab used
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 94
Description: 4 " Gravity Sediment corer used. 100m of core recovered
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 67
Description: 6m electric vibrocorer used. Full 6m recovery was attained in 95% of the cores resulting in over 350m of core recovery in total